Archives mensuelles : mai 2015

LARUELLE’S METAPHYSICS

Sometimes it is so difficult to understand a French philosopher’s theories and to translate his works that we transpose them directly, untransformed, into English, without allowing for or taking into account the sometimes very different cultural and intellectual contexts of … Lire la suite

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Introduction to Socrates Tenured (forthcoming)

Initialement publié sur Philosophy Impact :
« Philosophy recovers itself when it ceases to be a device for dealing with the problems of philosophers and becomes a method, cultivated by philosophers, for dealing with the problems of men. »   –John Dewey In…

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Translation from Michel Serres’s thesis on Leibniz: “we must enrich our models of thinking which are, generally speaking, lamentably poor”

Initialement publié sur Christopher Watkin :
At the moment I am working my way through Michel Serres’s monumental Le Système de Leibniz et ses modèles mathématiques. I am struck by how many of the ideas that have come to be thought of…

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AGAINST THE UNIQUENESS HYPOTHESIS: Laruelle is not the only non-philosopher

My recent renewed interest in Laruelle comes from my studying the Badiou/Deleuze relation. I also have a more general interest in Laruelle’s new « quantum » thinking, as he is articulating some very interesting ideas in his recent quantum trilogy (PHILOSOPHIE NON-STANDARD, … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S PATH FROM NON TO QUANTUM: formal thinking is not enough

Very interesting International Summer School in Ontology coming in August, with seminars by Laruelle, Agamben, Brassier, and several others. I am very glad to see that Laruelle will be giving a lecture on “quantum Marxism”, as this is something that … Lire la suite

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Deleuze’s first seminar, « What is Grounding » (1956-7), is now available

Initialement publié sur My Desiring-Machines :
&&& (Triple Ampersand) just released an English translation of  a « near-complete transcription/ lecture notes taken by a student enrolled in the earliest recorded course offered by Gilles Deleuze, What is grounding? (Qu’est-ce que fonder?). » It…

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Whitehead’s Non-Modern Philosophy: Cosmos and Polis in the Pluriverse (draft)

Initialement publié sur Footnotes2Plato :
The following is a draft of another talk I’ll be giving in my own track at the upcoming Ecological Civilization conference in Claremont, CA.? This track has been given the task of re-imagining late modernity,…

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Philo-fiction

Initialement publié sur DIFFEREND Komplex :
I’ve transcribed and translated the first section on philo-fiction in Philosophie Non-Standard (pp. 91-4). It is the last section of « Pour Entrer dans la Matrice » and comes after an introduction to non-philosophy which serves as a propaedeutic for the…

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glossary of philosophie non-standard, some thoughts on translation and np

Initialement publié sur DIFFEREND Komplex :
Edit 6.10.14: The link to the translated page was broken thats now fixed. I’ll consider getting it into a format that can be viewed online. Smoothed out some translation. Added some commentary in the post on…

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LETTER TO A LARUELLIAN CRITIC

Hello and thank you for taking time to comment on my work, even if for the moment it takes the form of short dogmatic statements without any argument. At least you show you feel passionately about the subject and wish … Lire la suite

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